Fergus & Geronimo / Funky Was The State Of Affairs
Album: Funky Was The State Of Affairs   Collection:General
Artist:Fergus & Geronimo   Added:Aug 2012
Label:Hardly Art  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-02-16 Pull Date: 2013-04-21
Week Ending: Apr 21 Mar 17 Mar 3 Feb 24
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 04, 2016: Waste FM
No Parties
4. Mar 15, 2013: The Songsmith Show
Earthling Women
2. Oct 18, 2014: Music Casserole
Funky Was The State Of Affairs
5. Feb 26, 2013: Pumping Iron
Wiretapping Muzak Ii
3. Apr 20, 2013: Uncle Steve's Dance Party
Funky Was The State Of Affairs
6. Feb 19, 2013: Pumping Iron
Funky Was The State Of Affairs

Album Review
Sonja L
Reviewed 2013-02-16
Funky Was the State of Affairs by Fergus and Geronimo
Label: Hardly Art
Released: 8/07/12
This indie/rock group draws inspiration from 60s British Invasion pop, funk, and garage rock. Zappa-inspired, clearly a satirical band poking fun at indie pretentiousness. Lyric content on the subject of aliens, mind control, conspiracy theories, and other interesting stuff. Sonja L. 2/12/13

1. (0:26) Planet Earth is Pregnant for the 5th Time - Short spacey instrumental intro.
2. **(2:43) No Parties - Fast-paced, steady bassline, tame vocals with fake British accent.
3. (0:23) The Strange One Speaketh - satirical skit
4. (1:30) Roman Tick - Nice solid rock track with some punk influence in vocals.
5. (1:00) My Phone’s Been Tapped, Baby - another satirical sci-fi skit
6. (3:18) Roman Nvmerals/Wiretapping Muzak I - Repetitive rock track, with monotonous vocals and short-lived funky sax solo. Last minute of song is a cool jazzy keyboard solo backed up by synths and drums.
7. (2:05) Spies - Upbeat rock track with indie-like vocals. Kinks influenced.
8. (4:21) Earthling Men - Upbeat rock track with Gang of Four-esque lyrical style. Fast-paced with synth-like interludes.
9. (2:31) The Uncanny Valley - Radio/futuristic noises
10. (1:18) Earthling Women - Alien (chipmunk sounding) narration, jazzy drums and bass. Ends with yelp and squawking sax solo.
11. (2:25) Drones - Upbeat rock track, repetitive lyrics, simple melody.
12. **(1:37) Wiretapping Muzak II - Nice jazzy keyboard/synth riff
13. (1:05) Off the Map - Loud rock track with horns/sax, simple melody, R&B influenced.
14. (2:06) The Roman Stuff is Where It’s At - another sci-fi skit
15. (2:23) Marky Move - Upbeat tune that starts off with a solid bass line and clapping. A lot of squawking sax.
16. **(2:59) Funky Was the State of Affairs - Funky track with solid drumbeat, sporadic yelps, upbeat keyboard riffs, squawking sax solos, and “funky was the state of affairs” chanted by children at the end. Surprising standout.
RIYL: Frank Zappa, The Rakes, Gang of Four

Track Listing
1. Planet Earth Is Pregnant For The 5th Time   9. The Uncanny Valley
2. No Parties   10. Earthling Women
3. The Strange One Speaketh   11. Drones
4. Roman Tick   12. Wiretapping Muzak Ii
5. My Phone's Been Tapped, Baby   13. Off The Map
6. Roman Nvmerals/Wiretapping Muzak I   14. The Roman Stuff Is Where It's At
7. Spies   15. Marky Move
8. Earthling Men   16. Funky Was The State Of Affairs